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William Upham

  • Birth 5 Aug 1791 Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 14 Jan 1853 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Range 55, Site 163
  • Memorial ID 6897642

United States Senator. US Senator. Moved with father to Montpelier, 1802. Attended local schools and Montpelier Academy, and was privately tutored. Lost hand in cider mill accident while still a boy. Studied law, admitted to bar, and began practice in Montpelier, 1812. Wife Sarah Keyes of Ashford, Connecticut. Five children, one of whom died in infancy. Vermont House, 1827-28. State's Attorney, Washington County, 1829. Vermont House, 1830. Candidate for US House, 1834, 1838. US Senate, 1843 until his death. Enabled many prospective lawyers to study at his office, several of whom became noteworthy, including future Governor Peter Washburn. Noted anti-slavery advocate, quoted as describing practice as "a crime against humanity, and a sore evil in the body politic." Died at Irving Hotel after suffering from smallpox. Chairman, Committee on Agriculture and Committee on Pensions. Home on State Street is one of two adjoining buildings that today comprise Inn at Montpelier.

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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 31 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6897642
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Upham (5 Aug 1791–14 Jan 1853), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6897642, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .